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Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 1

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. William M. Gaines (1922-1992) illustration by Russ Cochran. "Murder May Boomerang," script and art by Johnny Craig; Nearly inseparable, a father and son did everything in life together until that one day when a prisoner from a nearby penitentiary discovers the pair's cabin, where he steals clothing and nearly beats the father to death. "Death's Double-Cross," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; Ruth was bored and lonely; Her two-year marriage to John was missing something: love, and she found it in John's twin brother. "Reward!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "A Snapshot of Death!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; A woman enters a pool room and hires a man to kill a lady, whose picture she provides to him; Imagine his surprise when he notes that the photo is of the woman wanting the crime committed. "High Tide!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Four men on a mail boat leave the infamous Mephisto Prison and soon hear by radio of the escape of one of the prisoners; When the boat's engine, clogged with sand, brings the craft to a halt a ways off shore, all fingers begin to point to each other as the culprit. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 2

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Dead-Ringer," script and art by Johnny Craig; A petty thief learns that his virtual double, a millionaire, is an amnesia victim residing at a local sanitarium, and plans to somehow get into the sanitarium, dispose of the rich man and take his place, then suddenly come out of his amnesia state, and assume the man's identity. "A Moment of Madness!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; A noted brain surgeon is experiencing blackouts, which cause him to unconsciously commit acts of violence during his blackouts. "Perfect Murder!" text story, script and art by Albert B. Feldstein. "The Corpse in the Crematorium," script and art by Johnny Craig; A man subject to cataleptic fits is brought to a crematorium while his wife-to-be searches frantically for him.;She fails to find him before he is scheduled for cremation, but what saves him is that the attendant notices beads of sweat forming on his brow before the gaping maw of the blast furnace. "Contract For Death," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A doctor, conducting experiments on the human brain, comes across a man attempting suicide, and offers him $5000 not to do so...for one month; The contract is signed and money given, and the man goes out and lives it up. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 3

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Poison!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Mr. Boles was pretty smug, as he and his housekeeper attended the funeral of Margaret Boles...smug thinking that no one knew he had killed his wife; But everything that his housekeeper says and does seems to indicate to him that she somehow knows what he did. "The Giggling Killer," script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; With the newspapers reporting the deaths of people at the hands of "The Giggling Killer," poor Lester, nagged to death by his wife, plans to see if he in some way can establish an alibi and then kill his wife in the style of the killer. "Faced With Horror!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; Sam and Willie hold up a bank and shoot a teller in the process; Unfortunately for them, an employee photographed them while making their escape, and Brogen was identified; He decides to have plastic surgery to make him look like a different person. "Blood Red Wine!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script adaptation), art by Graham Ingels; Old Ballo, whose wine business had been ruined by a review made by a wine connoisseur, decides to invite the man to his home and do away with him; Adapted from the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 4

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Backlash!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Mystery writer Wilton believes he has come upon a logical, workable method of committing a crime behind locked doors of a sealed room; But one publisher after another rejects the manuscript at every turn...so Wilton decides to commit the crime for real. "Premium Overdue!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; To humor a good looking, young insurance salesman, Thelma takes out a double-indemnity policy on her good-for-nothing, worthless husband; After she kills him, she drives out on a country road to dispose of the body, fakes an accident, collects the money and then meets George. "Seaweed" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "Conniver!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; A comic book editor has endured five years worth of sweating and toiling for his publisher, and never is given the credit he believes is due him; Wanting to get the boss out of the way, Tom Brogen decides to use one of the artists to do the deed through a series of manipulations in which Tom worms his way into Paul's fiancee's life and blames "an affair" with Mr. Graynor. "Heads-Up!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; Dora gets fed up with her husband and his freak show occupation, and falls in love with another circus performer; When Fred discovers the affair and the fact that the pair intend to put him out of the way, he comes up with a plan. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 5

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "The Sewer!", script and art by Johnny Craig; At a party thrown by the Goldens, Harry and Irene concoct a scheme to kill John, dump him in a sewer, and then be together for all time; However, the foul deed, once done, turns Irene's stomach and she ditches him. "Mr. Biddy ... Killer!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Really fed up with his wife, Archie ponders what to do...until he meets a Mr. Biddy, who offers to kill his wife for Archie. But things are not what they seem once the foul deed is done. "The Gullible One," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Fred Vanderhoff invites a group of his hunter friends to his mountain retreat to do some hunting, but the next morning they discovered that a heavy snow had fallen overnight, trapping them in their retreat for at least two weeks; When their host is killed the next day, the others make their way to the Police, each suspecting the other of the crime. "Partially Dissolved!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; Crowds flocked to the theater to see Ventar, acclaimed as good a magician as the late Houdini or Thurston; The magician later reveals to his longtime assistant a new metal he created that dissolves in water, thus allowing his to do a variety of seemingly dangerous illusions. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 6

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "A Toast... To Death!", script and art by Johnny Craig; A wife is fed up with her lazy, good-for-nothing husband who prefers to spend his time babying a special grape vine than spending time with her; So she poisons his favorite wine, buries him and then concocts an elaborate cover-up, living the life of Riley on her late husband's money. "Out of My Mind!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Betty hates her husband with a passion and decides to murder him by feigning fainting attacks over a period of months, then acting out in a murderous way when Bert's brother is present. "The Switch," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by George Roussos; The Lamberts are fighting again, but one night Edwin over-hears Harry conversing with a person that Edwin believes is a killer being hired to kill Harry's wife. "Jury Duty!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; Somehow Peter Kardoff survives the hangman's noose, then starts to take revenge by killing off the members of the jury that convicted him, convinced the law cannot do anything since he was legally pronounced dead. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 7

    Reprints. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Hatchet-Killer!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Concerned about the number of hatchet murders in the community, Mrs. North begins to believe that her part-time maid may indeed be the culprit, and circumstances around the house seem to verify her conclusion. "Revenge!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; Lila was desperate for money and married a Texas millionaire oilman to get it; But when she met Phil, one of the workers at the oil wells, the two conspired to kill Lila's husband in an auto accident. "Inches" text story by Al Feldstein. "Phonies," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; Faced with funds running out from his last safe-cracking job, Frank Shantly poured over a newspaper and eyed a story about a wealthy gambler having to go to Washington D.C. to testify before the Senate Committee; Immediately, he thinks that this is a neat set-up for another big payoff, but is confronted by a man claiming to be Adellis the minute he steps into the house. "Horror under the Big-Top!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; Wanda is having an affair with "The Flying Aldar", famed circus performer; But when her husband suspects, the two plan to kill him by changing the angle of the cannon her husband will be fired from so he misses the safety net. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #8
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 8

    Reprints. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Out of the Frying Pan," script and art by Johnny Craig; Old Charlie's efforts to describe the sights outside of the hospital window are really appreciated by two paralyzed patients; But soon, a new patient, Hank Bowers, being held for murder and supposedly blind, is put into the room and he does not appreciate such talk. "A Trace of Murder!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; The murder-suicide of a husband and wife greatly interests Felix Morley, who wishes to do away with his nagging wife for young and fresh Helen; Felix researches and discovers that some poisons can be administered with no trace of the poison left behind and decides to use it on his wife, Emma, who dies, and all her money is left to Felix. "Double-Cross," script and art by Al Feldstein; Carlisle and Morton had perpetrated a $100,000 heist in Scranton, but managed to out run the law. But Morton loved Ben's moll, Donna, so planned to have her set up Ben for a killing, then she and Morton could run off together with all the dough. "The Escaped Maniac!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by George Roussos; Bert picks up a hitch hiker alongside the road in a blinding rainstorm and begin a journey together; But when Beeker turns on the radio instead of the car's heater, they hear a broadcast telling of an escaped maniac from the state hospital for the criminally insane and not to pick up any hitch hikers. "Partnership Dissolved!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; Doc Merrick displays the effectiveness of his secret chemical solution to tenderize meat: an extract of the papaya fruit, containing an enzyme called Papien, which, when mixed with Merrick's secret catalytic agent, creates a solution which acts like Pepsin, a digestive enzyme found in the human body. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 9

    Reprints. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Understudy to a Corpse!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Brad and Alice discover an old trunk in the attic of their new home....a trunk containing the bones of a corpse; And the story concerning those bones involves several murders over money. "Medicine!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; When Luther arrives home late from surgery, his wife Nora rushes away in the car, even though her husband tries to tell her something; She recounts how she met Luther, and the quick wedding (only for his money, not love); Later, she discovers Luther had to have his meds every day at 4pm and counted on Miss Doyle reminding him of that. "Cut!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Vain movie stand-in Russell Slade, realizing that his make-up man makes the actor look exactly like John Hammond, devises a plan to get rid of the actor and take his place; But the plan backfires in an unexpected way. "A Tree Grows in Borneo!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; George and Amos are exploring dense Borneo jungles in search of a proper location for company mine development when they discover ancient temples built by the Kenyahs, a people who buried their dead inside hollowed out trees; George is interested in the solid gold roofs of the temples, but Amos explains a curse on anyone desecrating the temples. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #10
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 10

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Rocks in His Head!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Cynthia shows Charles her new $4000 mink coat and he goes ballistic, not knowing how he can afford such a luxury on his income; He rushes to the hospital and discovers an emergency operation that he is to do, and before he starts to operate, he spots that his lady patient is wearing a valuable diamond ring; he takes it. "Lady Killer," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Ralph and Jeanne conspire to kill Ralph's wife who refuses to give him a divorce; After making sure he has an air-tight alibi, Ralph sneaks back to his home to shoot his wife, but she is not there; He sits down to wait on her, remembering back to when he first met Jeanne. "Missed by Two Heirs!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Two stepsons, angry because their late mother willed her fortune to her husband, Henry, instead of to them, decide to kill Henry by loosening the bannister on the spiral staircase leading upstairs, a bannister that Henry leans on every time he descends the stairs. "Friend to 'Our Boys'!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); Corporal Tacker arrives home on leave and finds the rented, ramshackle family home teeming with rats and biting insects; When the landlord refuses to correct the conditions of the house, Barry visits the USO, but they can't help either. Fan Club News! The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts, script by Russ Cochran, art by Joshua Keene, Hugo Thiry, Michael Craine, and Andy Guitar Player. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #11
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 11

    Reprints. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Stiff Punishment!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Jo Ann, fifteen years the junior of her husband, is sickened by his profession: a college professor in anatomy, and cannot stand his fascination with dissecting bodies and the like; After an argument, the two split up, but Fred decides on a fool-proof plan to kill his wife... or so he thinks! "One Man's Poison!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; John and Mary fought tooth and nail all the time, until one evening, Mary decided to kill her husband. However, she had to make it look like an accident; Partially opening a can of beans, then letting it sit out for a week or so, she was sure the contents would provide the food poisoning to do the job. "Big Money" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "Two for One!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Carleton Ashley must raise $20,000 quickly or be forced to declare bankruptcy, meaning that he would lose everything he had worked for; The same day a Mr. Simms informed Ashley that he had a fool-proof way to double any investment almost immediately. "Four for One!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Donald Irwin tells a bank President that he has exaggerated his wealth to a prospective client, and if that client accepts Irwin's offer, then Irwin must pay that client $10,000; What he needs the bank to do, to impress the client with Irwin's supposed wealthy status, is to open a checking account for Irwin, deposit the $10,000 that Irwin gives them, then gladly cash that check later for the client when he presents it. "A Fool and His Honey Are Soon Parted!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; Armand and Bovant get together to discuss the soon to be unsettling visit of a man from the home office to inspect all plantations, and is well known as a gigolo (or love pirate); Armand warns Bovant that this man well go after Nanette as his next prize; He does and nearly succeeds when Armand informs Rudy of being invited to a native Chief's daughter's forthcoming marriage. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 12

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "The Execution!", script and art by Johnny Craig; A man stops for a standed motorist who has skidded into a snowbank; At about the same time, a young woman is murdered, and from the description of the killer and the getaway car, it seems that the man who aided the stranded motorist is guilty. "Murder the Lover!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; A businessman, Ken Martin, comes home one evening and discovers his wife in the arms of his best friend, Walt; Ken swears revenge, so he calls the man up and suggests the two go moose hunting together, while secretly planning to "accidently" kill him. "Murder the Husband!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Walter is madly in love with Kenneth's wife, but he knows his friend will never get a divorce, so he decides to kill him; When Kenneth invites Walter on a moose hunting trip, Walter agrees, and the pair go out in a boat loaded with ropes and weights. "Trap!" text story by Al Feldstein. "Snooze to Me!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Herbert comes home late one night and his waiting wife; Suspecting that he is having an affair, she confronts him, shooting down all of his alibis; She tells him to leave but has second thoughts and phones him to come back, but he refuses. "Paralyzed!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); A seemingly happily married couple actually hate one another, and the husband wants out of the 15-year marriage; The wife refuses; They get involved in an auto accident, and Gladys is paralyzed in the wreck. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #13
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 13

    Reprints. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Hear No Evil!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, pencils by Jack Kamen, inks by Johnny Craig; Rita is introduced to Fred Reardon at a party and sets her sights on marrying this rather wealthy man, even though he is stone deaf.....for his money, of course. Soon, she falls in love with Vance Tobin and together they plot to kill Fred. "First Impulse!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Sid Check; Joan and Helen are at each other's throats, as Helen believes that her sister is making eyes at Bob, her boyfriend; In addition, Helen also overhears the two planning a lunch at a cafe when they will surprise her with some news; So, Helen follows the two, and when she sees the two enter a jewelry store and pick out a ring, she feels her fears are validated. "Second Chance?", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Sid Check; Helen is waiting for Bob and Rita to return home and she confronts them both with a gun, accusing Joan of attempting to steal her boyfriend from her; They protest, just as the delivery man from the jewelry store arrives with the package with the wedding ring in it. "Freak!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. "A Question of Time!!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Angelo Torres; A woman is found murdered and horribly mutilated, in a tourist cabin and the suspicion is that Harry Wismer has murdered his wife. "Forty Whacks!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Fanny is 22 years old, but her parents will not let her use makeup, choose her own clothing or date boys, and she has had it up to here over it; Running up to the attic, she discovers an old hatchet, and a plan forms in her mind. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #14
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 14

    Reprints. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Sweet Dreams!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Martin was sorry that he ever married Pamela, and Pamela's medical condition gives him a great opportunity to do away with her. "The Perfect Place!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Ernest Jenkins is looking to buy a secluded house in the country in order to have absolute privacy for his writing...or so it seems on the surface; But Ernest has ulterior plans: to murder his wife, brick her up in the basement of the new house, then marry another writer, Agnes Ludlow. "The Electric Chair," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Fred Peters; Pete comes home to find his wife in the arms of another man, and promptly chases him away before shooting and killing Mary; Sentenced to die in the electric chair, and not wanting to die that way, Pete flees the courtroom and makes his way of escape to the subway tunnel. The Hangman's Noose," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Fred Peters; Peter arrives home to find his wife in the arms of her lover, and he promptly pulls out a gun and kills her lover; Knowing that the death penalty in England is by the hangman's noose, and not wanting to die that way, he flees the scene into the subway tunnel, being pursued by bobbies. "The Guillotine!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Fred Peters; Pierre arrives home to discover his wife in the arms of another man, so he pulls out a gun and kills them both; Sentenced to death by the guillotine, Pierre times his escape and tries to elude the gendarmes through the metro tunnel and leaps from the platform onto the rails. "Private Performance," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels; A thief, eyeing a rich woman's jewels for some time, decides to commit robbery one evening at her home after she and her husband had retired; Once inside, he suddenly witnesses the couple arguing and the man kill his wife. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #15
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 15

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    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "When the Cat's Away...", script and art by by Johnny Craig; Jay and his wife are always fighting, and Jay always finds solace at a friend's home; However, when he discovers that his friend and his wife are lovers, Jay decides on a scheme to rid himself of the problem. "The Screaming Woman!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Adapted from the short story "The Screaming Woman" by Ray Bradbury. "The EC Caper" text story. "Water, Water, Everywhere...", script by Bill Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by George Evans; A pair of prisoners escape from a South American island prison and are chased by prison guards with bloodhounds; The guards, however, trick the men, leaving them a boat without much gas. "Hail and Heart-y!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); Anna was sick and tired of her lazy husband refusing to do any chores around the house, and having to rely on a kind neighbor to help with her chores; When she discovers that her husband does not have a heart condition like he had claimed, Anna decides to find a way to make Ben very useful around the place! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #16
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 16

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Rendezvous!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Joe and his office companions are taking bets that Charlie will have an airplane accident...just as a lark; Then, when Joe's boss suspects that the company's books are being juggled, Joe devises a plan to make sure his boss will have a plane accident himself. "Fission Bait!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A man murders his wife to be with his mistress; He buries her in the desert, but a prospector accidentally finds the body with a Geiger counter. It turns out her watch had a radium dial! "Come Clean!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Angelo Torres; Ralph Jones has been found guilty of strangling his girlfriend and is strapped in the electric chair facing a horrible death, all for a crime he didn't commit but in which circumstantial evidence led to his conviction. "Who's Next?", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; A barber's wife and a regular customer are having an affair; When the barber finds out, he decides the customer needs a REALLY close shave. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 17

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    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. EC back issues ad. Al Williamson article by Albert B. Feldstein. "Touch and Go!", script by Ray Bradbury and Johnny Craig (adaptation), art by Johnny Craig; Acton had killed Arthur Huxley and now tried to remove any clue that he had been at Huxley's home and had committed the crime; But his fixation with eliminating evidence of his presence had its consequences; Adapted from the short story "Touch and Go" (later retitled "The Fruit at the bottom of the Bowl") by Ray Bradbury. "One for the Money," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A shameless gold-digger ends up paying for her sins in a roundabout way. "Big Blow!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. "Fired!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, pencils by Al Williamso, inks by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta (as Fritz); As the owner of a cattle ranch, Patricia is getting lonely and longs for a man; That man is Roy Willis, a ranch hand who talks her into making him foreman. "Two for the Show!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Bill Elder; A man murder his wife and packs her body into a trunk; He takes the trunk on a train and secretly exchanges it with another, identical trunk. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 18

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Fall Guy for Murder," script by William Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by Johnny Craig; Harry calls in his good friend, best man and private-eye, Gregg Saunders, to investigate the sudden disappearance of his wife, Edith; He finds a clue in a murder mystery novel called "Fall Guy For Murder." "Juice for the Record!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Bill Elder; Seeing his only son involved with shady criminal elements, old Pop Martin tries to persuade his son to get away from that element and turn to decent pursuits; When he refuses and is shot by a crook that he supposedly swindled, Pop decides to record a confession implicating himself as the murderer of a crook giving Richie a hard time. "Eight Bar Rest," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin; Sure that his counselor-at-law can get him off on a temporary insanity plea, Barney tells his attorney in the prison cell block how he was hired, along with fellow musician Ernie Treble, to play a gig at a local club; but Ernie was a fanatic for facts, and every time the duo broke into song, Ernie would bore Barney to death with facts. "Frozen Assets!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Lovers Mort and Helen, wanting to insure that Helen's husband (and thus her as well) would receive his aunt's $200,000+ inheritance, murder the husband and hide him away in a freezer, awaiting the aunt's death. "From Here to Insanity," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Reed Crandall; A homicidal maniac, having committed several murders of young women because they could identify him, takes up residence in an old woman's apartment in order not to be discovered by the police. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #19
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 19

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Al Feldstein. "The Killer," script and art by Reed Crandall; Jonathan worked hard at his work, never wanting to follow in the footsteps of his father. Then he met Elsie, whom he intended to marry after he had established himself; However, because Jonathan's father was not a member of a guild, Jonathan was denied his opportunity to make a living, and reluctantly accepted doing his father's line of work. "Wined-Up!", script by Bill Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by George Evans; Charles, in a wheelchair since an auto accident, learns that the accident was no accident at all, and that his wife Laura wanted to kill him because she was sick and tired of living with him; She now informs him that is going to try again by wheeling him out on a pier, attaching a wire to it so that she can pull the chair into the lake as she goes swimming. "Rendezvous!" text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. "Murder May Boomerang," script and art by Johnny Craig; Nearly inseparable, a father and son did everything in life together until that one day when a prisoner from a nearby penitentiary discovers the pair's cabin, where he steals clothing and nearly beats the father to death. "About Phase," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by George Evans. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #20
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 20
  • Issue #21
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 21

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Mother's Day," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Reed Crandall; Brothers Fred and Harold grew up with Harold given the best of everything, and Fred began to hate his brother; One day, Fred discovered that Harold had committed a theft and decided to take the rap for his brother and went to jail. "In the Groove," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A small-time radio announcer devises a plot to kill his wife, while he was broadcasting at the radio station; But he does not foresee a snag in those plans with the pre-recorded record he made and was playing over the airwaves. "On Schedule!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "Understudies!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Gail and Jim are unhappily married to their respective spouses, but, in fact, love one another; They decide on a daring plan to kill their mates and dissolve their bodies in quicklime to leave no trace. "Blood Brothers," script b Bill Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by George Evans; Alex arrives unannounced at the beach house of his brother who invites him to stick around and stay with him; Alex's intent is to kill his brother after putting into place a whole series of alibis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #22
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 22

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  • Issue #23
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 23

    Reprints of classic EC stories. Cover art by Johnny Craig. Cover art by George Evans. "This'll Kill You!", script by Otto Binder, art by Reed Crandall; The police are stunned when Victor Gattling brings in the dead body of his best friend and then claims that he, Victor, has been killed by his best friend. "Standing Room Only," script by Otto Binder, art by Jack Kamen; Siblings Carl and Cynthia spent their early years cross-dressing in order to have laughs on their friends but fall out of favor with each other; Stime later, Carl sees that his sister has married into money, so he murders his sister and her husband and then disguises himself as her in order to have access to those funds as beneficiary. "Return Blow," script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall; Alma and Luke decide to butter up Alma's boss lady at the fabulous Sanford Manion in order to get Alma listed in the old lady's will as beneficiary for a cool $250,000. "Last Resort," script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans; Jerry hated Mona, hated her for being controlled by her money, so he seeks out a diversion in young and beautiful Jane, a waitress in town. Jerry kills Mona and dumps her into a lake at night, which eventually trips him up because he had dumped her body into crystal clear Silver Springs! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #24
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 24
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    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 25
  • Issue #26
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 26
  • Issue #27
    Crime Suspenstories (1992 Russ Cochran/Gemstone) 27

    by Kamen, Kriegstein, Ingels, Evans Cover price $2.50.